12 finish revamped AMT program

October 31, 2012 • Local News

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell graduated its first class to complete the new and improved 14.5-month Aviation Maintenance Technology program, Tuesday.

Twelve students received their certificates of completion, which demonstrate through the FAA, that the students have accumulated the knowledge necessary to take exams for an airframe and powerplant license.

Juan Salmon, director of aviation programs at ENMU-R, was given the task of revamping the AMT program in 2010. The program previously took two years to complete but was shortened to 14.5 months to create a faster track for students to enter the work force.

Salmon said he has no doubt Tuesday’s graduates are equipped for success. “I think it puts them at a great advantage to be trained and then get out in the work force as soon as possible. Login to read more

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